Au pair in Ottawa? Do you want to work as an au pair in Ottawa?


Here you can find more information and many suggestions for your au pair stay in Ottawa.


Information at a glance

City: Ottawa
Country: Canada
Language: English, French
Surface area: 2.778,64 km²
Population: 883.391 (2011)
Country code and area codes: +1 613, 343
Webseite: www.ottawa.ca


Au pair stay in Ottawa

Ottawa is in the province of Ontario, and it is the capital of Canada.


In Ottawa itself, even though English and French are both official languages, most people speak English as their first language, unlike the neighboring city of Gatineau, where French is the number one language.


Ottawa is a beautiful and peaceful city. You can find very pretty houses everywhere, the streets are lined with flower beds, and the city is surrounded by green forests.


It is the perfect city for a tranquil au pair stay in Canada.


Being an au pair in Ottawa

  • requirements: 18-30 years, not married, no children, be in good health, experience with children
  • working hours: 40 hours per week
  • responsibilities: child care and small chores around the house
  • salary: between 140 and 200 CAD per week
  • duration of au pair stay: 12 months
  • health insurance: you need to have international health insurance for Canada
  • language course: there is a large selection of language classes at colleges, universities and other educational institutions
  • driver's license: you can drive a car with your national driver's license in Canada, but only for a limited amount of time (3-6 months)


What to do in your free time in Ottawa

Au pairs in Canada get 1,5 to 2 days off per week. Take advantage of this free time to see the city and meet new people. Once you get used to the daily routine in your host family, it will be easier for you to plan your free time. Try to make the most of your day as there are so many things to do and see in Ottawa. For example, there are festivals all year round in Ottawa, such as the chamber music festival or the tulip festival.


Or you can relax in Lansdown Park, take a boat trip on the Rideau Canal or just enjoy Ottawa's cosmopolitan atmosphere. It is impossible not to love Ottawa.


The most important sights in Ottawa

  1. Basilica of Notre Dame
  2. Byward Market
  3. Bytown Museum
  4. Canadian Museum of Nature
  5. National Gallery of Canada – the most significant collection of Canadian art
  6. Parliament Hill
  7. Peace Tower
  8. Rideau Kanal – Canada's first UNESCO World Heritage Site


Language Schools in Ottawa

One important goal during an au pair stay in Ottawa is obviously to improve your language skills. Apart from practicing the language with your host family, you can also take language classes.


Ottawa is the only officially bilingual city in Ontario, therefore you can choose if you want to take French or English classes.


In Canada, you can take language courses at colleges, universities or other educational institutions.



Language Schools in Ottawa:

  • GEOSSprachkurs Au Pair in Kanada
  • IALC International Association of Language Centres


Do you know a language school that is not on our list? Contact us and tell us about your experience!


Sports in Ottawa

Ottawa is a natural paradise for outdoor enthusiasts.


You can:

  1. play golf
    go skiing
  2. go jogging in the parks
  3. explore the area by bike – there are many beautiful routes for bikes
  4. do water sports, such as kayaking or white water rafting
  5. go ice skating on the world's longest ice skating ring (the Rideau Canal)
  6. go for a walk through Gatineau Park


Our suggestion: if you like waking, we recommend exploring Ottawa by foot. There are many beautiful parks, streets and boulevards to discover.


Exploring the surroundings of Ottawa

The weekends are perfect to get to know the areas around Ottawa. Some popular destinations around Ottawa are:

  • Cuba – Cubas Kultur
  • Dollywood and Opryland
  • Key Largo – African Queen
  • Manhattan - Kansas
  • Orlando
  • South Dakota


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